Frequently Asked Questions
The visa application process can be daunting, complicated, and stressful but the team here at Holmes and Partners Ltd, are available to answer any and all concerns you might have.
If you are planning to come to the UK to visit, work, study or join family members you may need to apply for a UK visa. Anyone can apply for a visa, but the application will need to be approved before you travel. We can help you with every step of the visa application process ensuring you are ready to travel when you plan to.
The type of visa you need will depend on the country you are from, what you are planning to do while in the UK and how long you want to stay for. There are a range of different visas from Student and Graduate Visas to Skilled Worker Visas and Family Visas. Our team of experts will be able to advise on the eligibility and suitability requirements and costs and we can also handle the application process for you.
Once we have heard back about the decision of your application, we will be in touch with you straight away to outline the next steps. The decision process can take a number of months so it is important to get your application in with plenty of time before you plan to travel.
We will keep you updated throughout the entire process so you will always know where your application is up to.
A Graduate Visa allows international student graduates to look for work in the UK for two/three years. We can support you in applying for your Graduate Visa by offering advice or handling the entire process, saving you any stress.
Visas are issued with an expiration date and will expire after this date. The length of time on your visa will depend on the type of visa you have. For example, a Child Student Visa can last up to six years whereas a Visitor Visa can expire after six months. If your visa is set to expire, you will need to reapply or you will no longer be allowed to stay in the UK. We can help with this process.
Applying for a visa can be a stressful experience however our team of experts don’t just follow the legislation , they have been through this process themselves.
“Having endured the daunting experience to successfully complete the processes, I now understood from first-hand experience the frustration students and their families may feel due to the complexity of the immigration system.” – Jeferson Zigart – Immigration Adviser
They have the empathy required to assist you during this stressful time as well as the knowledge and experience to help process your application and the supporting documents at a faster rate. Working together makes all the difference.
Yes. Dependants can join you on a variety of visas. However, your partner and/or children will need to provide their own application which will need to include proof of their relationship with you. Our team also provide services for your dependant’s applications.
This will vary depending on the specific visa you are applying for. Some visas only last 6 months whereas others can last up to 6 years but our team can provide you with a more accurate timescale.
These times will vary, depending on the type of visa you have applied for. A child student visa can take up to 3 weeks, whilst settlement visas can take months. Holmes & Partners Ltd. visa application services can help cut down the time it takes to compile your application ready to send to the Home Office.
In most cases, your visa can be extended. This is dependent on your eligibility criteria and if you have stayed to the maximum on your chosen route already.